News and announcements

The Family Fund is pleased to announce it has re-commenced awarding grants in Northern Ireland. Please bear with us as we are working hard to get through the backlog of applications we have received since April.
1st July 2015
Businesses need to start paying more attention to how they provide for disabled consumers – because they’re worth £212 billion. The Extra Costs Commission today publishes its final recommendations from its year-long inquiry into the extra costs disabled people face. Its Chair, businessman and...
23rd June 2015
Take a Break, Scotland’s short break fund for disabled children and their families, has re-opened for applications. The programme, funded by Scottish Government, aims to provide families with the choice and opportunity to access a single or ongoing break from caring. Take a Break grants enable...
20th May 2015
Together for Short Lives has launched this year's Children's Hospice Week (11th-17th May) with a message of support from the Duchess of Cambridge. The Duchess, a patron of East Anglia's Children's Hospices, wrote "For families of children with life-limiting conditions, every moment is precious and...
11th May 2015
A new resource called ‘Paving the Way’ has been created by The Challenging Behaviour Foundation. It looks to develop effective local services for children with learning disabilities whose behaviours challenge.  The Challenging Behaviour Foundations states that "‘Paving the Way' is a resource...
16th April 2015
Doctors at Evelina Children's Hospital in London have developed a free app to improve children's sleep.  The Kids Sleep Doctor gives parents tailored advice, such as dealing with night terrors or up-all-night teens, based on their sleeping patterns.  Sleep issues can be a cause of great...
13th April 2015